Animation MA/PGDip/PGCert

University of the West of England

Key Information

Course duration: 15 months

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: MA - Master of Arts


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The Course


This Skillset accredited MA Animation course will help you develop storytelling and craft skills to allow you to gain entry level jobs in the animation industry. The course is based at Bower Ashton Campus, part of City Campus, where exceptional facilities and resources include state-of-the-art digital media, production and fabrication workshops offer a combination of traditional tools and the latest technology. The course is taught via practical workshops, a rolling programme of guest lecturers and industry speakers and there are opportunities for work experience within the industry. You will learn from the best in the business, gaining industry insight as well as work experience opportunities and the chance to attend networking events and screenings. A strong focus on long term employability, ensures you graduate as a multi-skilled lifelong learner, with confidence, connections and a desire to further develop and enhance your practice.

This postgraduate course will allow you to return to industry with enhanced skills and further experience or start afresh in the diverse field of animation. The course content and structure enables you to pursue your interests and specialisms whether in 2D/drawn, CG, stop motion or other forms of animation in a range of roles including direction, production, storyboarding, model-making, layout, design and teaching. Past students have gained employment and worked on productions throughout the worldwith companies such as: Aardman Animations, A Productions, Wonky, Rumpus and Sun and Moon. Students can exit with PGDip and PGCert awards.

Start Dates

  • September 2019 at City Campus

University of the West of England

University League Table Ranking: 58th

The University of the West of England, Bristol is one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West of England. There has been strong emphasis over the years on building close partnerships with businesses and organisations locally, nationally and internationally.

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Postal Address

School of Film and Journalism
University of the West of England
Kennel Lodge Road

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